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Samford Bulldogs (20-16)


Fri. 3/3 Sat. 3/4 Sun. 3/5 Tue. 3/14 Mon. 3/20
vs. VMI 
W 79-61
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@ Furman 
W 67-63
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@ EastTn 
L 72-81
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vs. Can 
W 78-74
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@ Lib 
L 58-66
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Cromer, ETSU cruise past Samford in SoCon Tournament

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Sam Cromer tied the Southern Conference Tournament record with nine 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 41 points to lead East Tennessee State past Samford 81-72 on Sunday night.

Cromer made 11 of 18 from the field and 10 of 11 free throws. Desonta Bradford added 13 points and five assists for third-seeded ETSU (26-7), which will face No. 1 seed UNC-Greensboro in the championship game on Monday.

Cromer scored 14 points, including three 3s and a conventional 3-point play, during a 23-6 run to open the game and ETSU never trailed. He finished with six 3-pointers and 25 points in the first half as the Bucs took a 41-28 lead into the break. A.J. Merriweather hit a 3 before Cromer added three more during a 12-0 spurt that gave ETSU its biggest lead, 53-30, with 15:28 to play.

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Leaders
Points: D. Denzel-Dyson16.1
Rebounds: W. Walker9.7
Assists: C. Cunningham6.3
FG%: D. Denzel-Dyson49.5%
FT%: C. Cunningham81.7%
3P%: D. Denzel-Dyson46.0%
Steals: J. Sharkey2.0
Blocks: W. Walker0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga34-1
3 Kansas30-4
4 Arizona32-4
5 Kentucky31-5
6 North Carolina29-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-4
9 Oregon31-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga34-1
3 Kansas30-4
4 Arizona32-4
5 Kentucky31-5
6 UCLA31-4
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina29-7
9 Oregon31-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East Tennessee State 14-4 27-8
UNCG 14-4 25-10
Furman 14-4 22-11
Chattanooga 10-8 19-12
Wofford 10-8 16-17
Mercer 9-9 15-17
Samford 8-10 20-16
Citadel 4-14 12-21
Western Carolina 4-14 9-23
VMI 3-15 6-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 78.7 (53)
Rebounds: 9.6 (244)
Assists: 16.1 (29)
FG%: 46.9% (52)
FT%: 74.3% (51)
3P%: 39.5% (20)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 75.9 (264)
Rebounds: 26.5 (74)
Assists: 16.4 (339)
FG%: 42.9% (128)
FT%: 71.8% (261)
3P%: 33.1% (82)
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